Brock given high marks for research publication record in national report

A national company that tracks Canada’s research and development performance has ranked Brock University second out of 21 universities for two measures related to publishing.

According to Research Infosource Inc.’s most recent report, released Thursday, Dec. 7, Brock has the second-highest ranking in the “Cross-sector Collaboration Publications Growth” area, with a 163.4 per cent increase from 2017 to 2021. These are publications that were co-authored with researchers from a Canadian non-university institution.

Brock also has the second-highest ranking in the “International Collaboration Publications” area, with 1,326 publications that were co-authored with researchers outside of Canada between 2017 and 2021.

“Brock has done very well over a five-year period on several research output measures: cross-sector research publications, international research publications and research collaboration publication growth,” says Research Infosource Inc. CEO Ron Freedman. “This signifies a strong capacity for working with others.”

Brock’s research income totalled more than $16.2 million in the 2022 fiscal year, according to the Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2023 report.

Brock has a variety of research collaborations with industry, community organizations, associations, government and other public and private sector partners.

These collaborations occur in all Faculties across campus as well as through entities such as the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), Brock-Niagara Validation, Prototyping and Manufacturing Institute (VPMI), and Brock LINC.

“This year’s results demonstrate our researchers’ commitment to forming connections that increase research impact locally and internationally,” says Vice-President, Research Tim Kenyon. “By recognizing and building on each other’s strengths, we are making a difference.”

Research Infosource Inc. tracks and ranks research performance in a wide variety of areas in universities, corporations, hospitals and colleges. The research consulting and publishing firm specializes in the areas of policy, research, business intelligence and analysis on science, technology, innovation and the Canadian research and development ecosystem.

Brock University appears consistently on the yearly Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities List. The firm has placed Brock and other comprehensive universities in the ‘undergraduate’ category based on the proportion of graduate to undergraduate programs.

In addition to its undergraduate programs, Brock has had graduate programming for more than a decade and offers nearly 50 master’s and doctoral degrees.

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